Like most little girls, my daughter is obsessed with Shopkins. Her classmates even call her the Shopkins Queen. 🙂 Of course she was super excited when I asked her if she'd like to make handprint Shopkins ornaments to hang on the Christmas tree this year. It's such a simple way to cherish their favorite childhood toys.
Handprint Shopkins Ornaments Tutorial
There are many great options for which characters you can make (see a full list of Shopkins characters). Little Sister adores Apple Blossom and Strawberry Kiss so that is who she chose to make.
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- cardstock or construction paper
- kids paint
- laminator (Love this heat-free Xyron laminator!)
- hole puncher
- hot glue gun
- ribbon or string
- flower and leaf embellishments - optional
Strawberry Kiss Ornament Instructions:
Start by making a red handprint with fingers touching each other rather than being spread open. Let dry for 10 minutes.
Ask your child to lightly draw on a face. After, it can be filled in with permanent marker or paint. Little Sister colored hers with regular markers, but it didn't show up enough so I went back over it with paint and a thin paintbrush.
Add arms, shoes, and a stem.
Use yellow paint and a thin paintbrush to make the seeds. Let dry.
Send through the laminator (We sent both ornaments through at the same time). I especially love the Xyron Laminator because not only is it heat-free making it a great craft tool for my daughter to use, it's cordless and super light-weight. If your embellishments are thin enough, you can add those on right away before sending through.
If not laminating the embellishments, use hot glue to adhere them to the Shopkins characters. Flower stickers would also look cute.
Cut around the handprint. Leave a thin white strip if you'd like.
Use a hole puncher to add a hole at the top and thread ribbon though the hole. Cut the ribbon so that it will be big enough to hand on the tree. Tie a knot at the ends.
DIY Apple Blossom Handprint Ornament:
Have your child paint just the palm area of the hand. Press onto paper and let dry for a few minutes.
Ask your child to lightly draw on a face, arms, shoes, and a worm. After, it can be filled in with permanent marker or paint.
Craft Tip: Use a white marker for coloring in the eyes.
Send through the laminator and cut around the character. Add the embellishments on right away or hot glue them on after.
Use a hole puncher to add a hole at the top and thread ribbon though the hole. Cut and tie into a knot.
Now the handprint Shopkins ornaments are ready to hang on the Christmas tree!
Shopkins Book: Babysitting Blues
Cute story about the babysitting adventure between friends while at the mall. Strawberry Kiss and Apple Blossom let Toasty Pop baby-sit while they shop for new ideas to make Dum Mee Mee laugh(Shopkins shaped like a pacifier).
Toasty Pop loses Dum Mee Mee and gets into lots of trouble while roaming about. Meanwhile, Strawberry Kiss and Apple Blossom find and ask a handful of other Shopkins characters for tips and suggestions. It turns into a silly adventure which makes Little Sister laugh every time we read it together.
The back of the book includes Shopkins stickers.
10 Days Of Christmas Crafts: Kid-Made Ornaments and Gifts 2017
For more inspiring ideas, check out our annual book-inspired ornaments hop where you will find a handful of ideas shared everyday for 10 days. Last year we made this candy cane fairy ornament inspired by the book Katie the Candy Cane Fairy. In the past, we have also made salt dough ornaments inspired by The Rainbow Fish and gingerbread cookie ornaments inspired by Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy Book.
Here are a few kid-made ornaments from this year's bloggers:
1. Melted Crayon Ornament inspired by The Day the Crayons Quit - Happy Brown House
2. Snowflake and Buffalo Plaid Wooden Hoop Ornaments - I Heart Crafty Things
3. Clay Star Ornaments inspired by Song of the Stars - Teach me Mommy
4. Pom Pom Garland inspired by The Girl Who Saved Christmas - Kitchen Counter Chronicles
5. Aluminum Foil Christmas Tree Ornaments inspired by Merry Christmas Curious George - The Joy of Sharing
So adorable!! Imagine all the characters you could make!